You're probably thinking, "That sounds great, but I've never bought a car or a computer without first reading the Wikipedia definitions for car and computer—I'm not about to buy a Groupon either without a briefing." Well, neither would we, and since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Toronto: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theatre, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (25 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll get a gift certificate to print or to redeem on your iPhone whenever you want (well, at least until the deal expires—today's expires in one year). If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
It's nice to wake up to something new every day. Some people get their daily fix from desk calendars with a cute puppy and a funny caption every morning. Groupon is like a desk calendar, except the puppy is an unbeatable discount and the funny caption is a profound reflection on the flowers and needles growing from life's cactus. We selflessly share our deep insights, hoping that you will join our mob of consumers, thus strengthening our collective buying power and commanding even better deals.
Treat your taste buds and your regular buds to a relaxing time out with today's Groupon. For $16, you get $40 worth of globally inspired comfort food and craft beer at Local 4 pub and restaurant.
Local 4 boasts an impressive drink list, with a draft selection that favours craft beer from Ontario and Quebec. In addition to drinks of the hopped and malted variety, the friendly staff also pours a range of creative libations such as the Absinteeni (absinth, cherry brandy, and cranberry and pear juice, $12) and the Pink Starfish (vodka, cassis, and pink lemonade, $6.50).
Local 4's dinner menu expands palates and stomachs with creative options for snackers and full-on mealers alike. Begin your flavour feasting with a delectable starter such as the sweet-potato wontons stuffed with sweet potato, cilantro, and jalapeño and served with a Thai-chili dipping sauce ($6). The main menu offers more-expansive food challenges, such as the bourbon back ribs, a full slab carefully braised in Blanche de Chambly and slathered with co-owner Nancy's bourbon-barbecue sauce and surrounded by frites ($16.50). Challenge friends to a noodle-slurping eat-off with the bison spaghetti Bolognese, which marries a traditional tomato-and-meat sauce with freshly shaved parmesan and garlic toast ($14). Local 4 also offers vegetarian options, as well as a full brunch menu that is available starting at 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
In Local 4’s tucked-away interior, rustic trimmings of dark reds and fertile greens contribute to a welcoming and laid-back décor. Outside, a raised patio welcomes warm-weather frolickers or winter drinkers in desperate need of extra ice cubes. At Local 4, dental hygienists and professional piccolo players alike can mingle and relax in a nonchalant atmosphere.
- Though steps away from Yonge and Wellesley, this easygoing resto-bar offers relief from the downtown rush. – Toronto Life
- …there are rewards for making the trek to this oddly located lair; in the location that was previously a sushi restaurant, this ambitious little bar is aimed at the young and not-so-recklessly rich. Local 4, on the surface of it all, appears everything other button down, paint-by-numbers venues are not. Just a low-pressure venue for drinking, dining & relaxing, hence the subtitle: Relax Station. – Don Ellis, Martini Boys
- This is a great low-key hang out for a group of friends. Their staff is superb and really friendly. They have traditional board games to liven up your group if the convo is getting a little dull. – Chris P., Yelp